Hearing set for Saudi man convicted of slavery involving Colorado housekeeper

A Saudi national serving eight years to life in Colorado after being convicted of sexually assaulting a housekeeper has a parole hearing Tuesday.

Homaidan al-Turki's hearing will be at the Limon Correction Facility.

Adrienne Jacobson of the Department of Corrections said Thursday the hearing is unrelated to al-Turki's earlier request to be sent to his native Saudi Arabia to serve out his sentence.

The department denied that request, saying al-Turki refused to undergo treatment in prison.

Al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion.

Al-Turki insisted the case was politically motivated. He owned a company that sold recordings of sermons by Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen and radical Muslim cleric who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

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