But didn’t Ruby kill the potential whistleblower? WikiLeaks head Julian Assange has said he fears he’ll be assassinated “Jack Ruby style” if he’s extradited to the United States. Assange is being held in house arrest in the U.K., after British authorities served an arrest warrant stemming from allegations of sexual assault in Sweden. WikiLeaks supporters say the charges are politically motivated. Assange says his fate rests with public opinion in the U.K., where, he says, only widespread public opposition can save him from extradition to the U.S., where he’ll likely be charged with espionage—and, he says, likely be assassinated.