The claim that picture shows Jamal Khashoggi at his last gasp

CLAIM / Photo: Jamal Khashoggi is at his last gasp.  


It was claimed that a picture shared by different news websites shows journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his last gasp, who was not heard from after entering the General Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. The picture was shared by Albanian broadcasting Syri, Telegraf, Dualajm, Faxweb, and TPZ, as well as  Turkish broadcasting news channels like Korkusuz Medya and TR-Nyheter.

Screenshot reads: The photo taken when Khashoggi is at his last gasp

However, the claim that the picture shows journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his last gasp is not correct. The visual is taken from a movie.

The picture is from a movie named El Gringo

It is possible to access the trailer of  2012 production movie El Gringo on Youtube, which tells the story of a man who crosses the border to Mexico with 2 million dollars in his bag and gets attacked due to his bloodguilty past at a calm town named El Fronteras. The mentioned picture is on the 32. second of the trailer.

It is possible to see when looking at the casting of the movie that it is actor Petar Bachvarov who is in the picture who plays Tortuga character.

It is also possible to see the actor as Tortuga on the 56. second of the movie.

Based on the reports received by, the claim that several pictures shared on social media and WhatsApp were showing the dismembered body of Khashoggi was recently examined and demonstrated that is not correct either.


IMDb, El Gringo

YouTube, El Gringo Official Trailer #1 (2012) - Christian Slater Movie HD, May 11, 2012

IMDb, El Gringo - Full Cast & Crew

Movpins, Scott Adkins And Petar Bachvarov In El Gringo (2012) Picture

YouTube, El Gringo

Translation: İlayda Ece Ova