In another horrific story of how LGBT+ people are treated in the middle east, two men have been murdered after spending six years in prison.

“The two Iranian men were executed today after being found guilty of charges related to homosexuality,” Iran Human Rights Monitor tweeted, reported The Jerusalem Post. “Human rights websites identified the men as 32-year-old Mehrdad Karimpour & Farid Mohammadi. They were arrested 6 years ago & were in Maragheh prison until their execution.”

Iran punishes same-sex intercourse (either oral or penetrative) as punishable by death for men, or lashing for women.

Since the Islamic revolution in 1979, Iran has abided by the hugely strict homophobic laws of Islam, and according to research from a 2008 British dispatch, the country has put between 4,000-6,000 people to death on suspicion of being LGBTQ+.