Bangladesh's military-backed interim government has banned former prime minister and party leader, Sheikh Hasina, from returning to the country.
An official with the Awami League, Abdul Jalil, says the party was told that its leader, Ms. Hasina, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh.
She is currently in the United States on a private visit.
In a statement, the Home Ministry said Ms. Hasina might create hostility and engage in activities that disturb law and order. The ministry said the government has put security forces on alert.
Ms. Hasina has vowed to return home to face charges of extortion and involvement in the murder of four political activists. She has strongly denied the allegations.
Matiur Rahman Choudhury has more on the story.