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Justina L. Mdobilu said she was the only Tanzanian victim to attend the sentencing and believed others stayed away because it was too painful.

“Nobody wants to come. People are upset. People are going through post-traumatic syndrome,” she said.

James Ndeda of Nairobi asked Judge Kaplan to order Ghailani to prison for a year for each of the victims.

Ghailani and his accomplices shattered our lives,” said Mr. Ndeda, who suffered a skull fracture as well as eye and back problems that continue 12 years later.

Ghailani is the fifth person to be sentenced. Four others were sentenced to life in prison after a 2001 trial in Manhattan federal court. Bin Laden is charged in the indictment, as well.

Before sentencing, defense lawyer Peter Quijano portrayed his client as a hero, saying he had provided U.S. authorities with “intelligence and information that arguably saved lives, and I submit that is not hyperbole.”

He also said Ghailani cried when he learned about the attacks. Ghailani declined to speak on his own behalf.