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Teacher cuts pupil's hair for not wearing the hijab

6 November 2012 Last updated at 22:00 GMT

A local court in Egypt has ordered a teacher to pay a fine and serve a six-month suspended sentence after she cut a student's hair.

Iman Abu Bakr cut 11-year-old Mona Barbesh's hair as punishment for not wearing the hijab to school.

Claire Read reports.