Tripoli MP Omar Karami has expressed outrage at the judiciary’s verdict against former warlord Samir Geagea. Geagea was sentenced to death for masterminding the 1987 killing of Karami’s brother, then-Premier Rashid Karami. The sentence was commuted t o life with hard labor. “I certainly cannot protest the judiciary’s convictions but I was nevertheless surprised at the sentence”, Karami said at a news conference in Tripoli. Signaling his disappointment of the verdict, Karami said : “The blood of Rashid Karami is not only that of my brother, but that of a former prime minister who ruled and worked days and nights t o stand up against the conspiracy aimed at dividing Lebanon and destroying it”.