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KR Tribunal: UN appoints new tribunal press officer

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The United Nations has appointed a Japanese national as a public affairs officer for the Khmer Rouge tribunal, a statement from the Japanese Embassy said Tuesday. Yuko Maeda, who formerly worked as a public information officer for the UN Mission in Liberia, is scheduled to join the tribunal on Friday. The Japanese government said it "heartily welcomed" the appointment of Maeda, who has worked in Cambodia as a business editor for The Cambodia Daily. She also founded and represented the NGO Women Against Silence to assist rape victims, according to the statement. UN court spokesperson Lars Olsen confirmed the appointment Tuesday, adding that Maeda would be replacing Peter Foster, a former public affairs officer for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT) who resigned early in the year.

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