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August 3rd, 2011
11:12 AM ET

Former Egyptian President Mubarak facing trial today – how are Egyptians reacting?

Just months after he was ousted during the Egyptian revolution, former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and several others are facing a public trial in Cairo today.

Mubarak, who appeared at the court this morning in a hospital bed behind a cage, is being charged with three counts including complicity in the murder of more than 800 protestors, corruption in real-estate deals in the Sinai Peninsula, and corruption and abuse of office in a deal to sell Egyptian natural gas to Israel.

If convicted, Mubarak could be sentenced to death.

Mona Eltahawy, a columnist on Arab and Muslim issues, joins Carol Costello today on American Morning to discuss Mubarak's illness and to explain how Egyptians are reacting to the trial.

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