Bangladesh's caretaker government has unveiled new emergency rules to bar corrupt politicians from running in elections.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the Bangladeshi government says it will disqualify any candidate convicted of a crime under the emergency anti-corruption laws.
The government also gave magistrates the power to confiscate or freeze the assets and properties of people who conceal their true wealth from authorities.
The new rules are part of a nationwide crackdown on corrupt politicians aimed at preparing Bangladesh for free and fair elections.
Bangladeshi authorities have detained at least 22 former ministers and other senior politicians suspected of corruption in recent weeks.
The caretaker government declared a state of emergency and suspended national elections last month following months of crippling opposition protests demanding electoral reforms.