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Terror probe

Police honing in on 15 suspects, two currently in jail Counterterrorism police who have intensified their search for members of a new generation of terrorist groups following the death of a 35-year-old suspected terrorist in a shootout in southeastern Athens earlier this month are focusing on 15 suspects, sources have told Kathimerini. Two of the suspects are believed to be in jail, the sources said. Police stepped up their investigation into the suspected involvement of Lambros Fountas in terrorist activities after a posthumous search of his home turned up a detailed map of the capital’s police surveillance cameras. Migrant camps Minister heralds border units Deputy Citizens’ Protection Minister Spyros Vougias said yesterday that a new migrant reception center would be up and running on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos by summer and that another unit would open in Evros, near the Turkish land border, by next year. Both the units are to replace now-defunct centers that have drawn the criticism of human rights organizations. Local authorities at the borders have said they do not have the resources to deal with a relentless influx of undocumented immigrants. Rally tomorrow Members of the civil servants’ union ADEDY are to hold another rally in central Athens tomorrow to protest the government’s austerity measures. The rally will come a week after the previous civil servants’ march in the capital which was marred by violence. ADEDY, which has staged three 24-hour strikes in a month, complains that cuts in the public sector are «unfair and one-sided.» Lawyers’ strike Lawyers are to walk off the job for three days this week after the coordinating committee of the country’s bar associations called strikes for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in protest at an increase in value-added tax on their services. The committee criticized the government for failing to address problems in the legal sector, including a huge backlog of cases. Worker electrocuted A 40-year-old immigrant worker died instantly on Saturday after being electrocuted on a construction site in Alikarnassos, eastern Crete. The father-of-two had been lifting a sheet of metal when it made contact with an electricity pylon next to the construction site, electrocuting him. Thessaloniki Festival The 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival ended this weekend, after 10 days of screenings of 190 films by foreign and local filmmakers. The winners included the Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a foreign film over 45 minutes, which went to Uruguay’s Gonzalo Arijon’s «Eyes Wide Open – Exploring Today’s South America.» The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a Greek film over 45 minutes went to Yorgos Avgeropoulos and Ioannis Karypidis for «Gaza We are Coming.» In the under 45-minute category, the international award went to Vahagn Karapetyan’s «Odysseas» (Greece/Armenia), while in the Greek section it went to Lefteris Fylaktos for «Active Member.» The FIPRESCI awards went to Angeliki Aristomenopoulou’s «Wandering Soul» and to Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah for «To Shoot an Elephant.»