#46 – Man Murders Woman 2016


We are saddened to report the death of the 46th women by known or presumed male violence in Australia in 2016.

A 35 year old woman, Nasrin Abek, was found murdered inside her Potts Point apartment in Sydney on Thursday 29 September.

Police believe Nasrin was killed following an argument with her husband & suffered a number of wounds. In the lead-up to her violent death, the Sydney hairdresser was allegedly stalked by her husband, and on Wednesday he allegedly finally caught up with her and killed her inside their Potts Point unit.

Her husband, Amir Darbanou, 42, On Friday, appeared briefly before Central Local Court, charged with one count of murder. He did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.


The summary of women killed in 2016 listed by sex of known or presumed perpetrator is located here. Unsolved cases of the death or disappearance of women are also listed on this page.

At the time of posting, 94% of the alleged killers of women in Australia in 2016 were male (46 of the total 49 alleged perpetrators), with 13 missing or dead women on the watch list.

The count of women killed by known or suspected male violence in a Australia is jointly undertaken by Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia.

We report the deaths of women as accurately as possible, updating these records as we are able to. If we have misreported any facts of this case, please contact us. We do not wish to affect any future court actions and will not intentionally publish posts or comments which do this.

Please bear in mind cultural sensitivities when sharing these reports. Where it is not culturally or legally appropriate to do so, we will not report the victim’s name.

If you have any additional information about women killed by male violence in Australia in 2016, please email us at wimms@womenshoutoutaustralia.com or via the facebook pages of Reclaim the Night Perth or Women Shout Out Australia.

Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia

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