Ayatollah Sadeq Khalkhali
Summary: Iranian infamous judge who was appointed the president of the Islamic Revolution Court after the Shah of Iran was disposed in 1979, who was known for the ease at which he sentenced hundreds of members of the Shah's government and security forces to death, including former Prime Minister Abbas Hoveida (some of these "trials" lasted only minutes, and once he just banged his gravel, grabbed a pistol and shot to death a former military leader under the Shah).
Cause of Death: Complications from surgery
Born: July 27, 1926
Died: November 26, 2003
Location: Tehran, Iran