Iranian Press Publishes Tributes With Out Hijab

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who battled breast cancer, died on Saturday, the university announced.
via Getty Images Professor Maryam Mirzakhani died of cancer on Saturday Wearing the hijab has been compulsory since the 1979 Revolution and the lack of it is punishable by fines, imprisonment or lashes.
Iranian media reported the Tehran-native’s death, with several newspapers publishing front page pictures of her without the traditional head-covering.
ADVERTISEMENTAn Iranian professor who was the first and only woman to win the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize has continued to smash taboos even after her death.
She joined Stanford as a mathematics professor in 2008.

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