Egyptians await retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak

A retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak begins on Saturday.

He faces charges of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 revolt that ended his 29-year rule, and corruption.

A retrial was ordered in January after a court accepted his appeal against the life sentence he had been serving since his conviction last June.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Cairo where the mood towards the ex-president has seen a significant shift.

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