The UN General Assembly unanimously voted for the suspension following a crackdown on protesters in the country which has reportedly led to the deaths of hundreds of people.
Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian member of the cabinet and one of few politicians calling for changes to controversial blasphemy laws, died after gunmen attacked his car.
Amnesty International has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants leave the country during continuing unrest.
Amr Abdallah Al Beheiry was sentenced to five years for apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest during demonstrations at the weekend.
Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.
Control Arms Coalition calls on countries meeting at the UN in New York this week to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.
Council refers Libya to the International Criminal Court after a plea from the country's own UN delegation, which says it no longer represents Col al-Gaddafi.
Authorities say that the human rights activist was caught 'red-handed keeping and distributing documents' calling for the overthrow of the government.
Amnesty International calls on the Omani authorities to rein in their security forces after at least two people were reported to have been killed when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-government protesters over the weekend.
About 2,000 Indian farmers in Orissa state could lose their livelihoods in the next month if a proposed US$12 billion steel plant operation involving South Korean steel giant POSCO goes ahead, Amnesty International warns.
Residents prevented from taking the injured for treament after security forces fired on anti-government protesters and bystanders last week killing at least 11.
Amnesty International has been told that some members of the security forces have intimidated victims and their families following the overthrow of President Mubarak.
Amnesty International expresses shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following their arrest at a lecture on the protests in North Africa.
Authorities urged to investigate the killings and to protect the rest of the indigenous Quebrada Seca community in the east of the country.
Amnesty International urges the UN to act now to stop the outrageous abuses taking place on the streets of Tripoli and elsewhere in the country.
Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.
The members of the Socialist Workers League, a small association that espouses socialism, were found guilty of "propagating or instigating a rebellion against the State."
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into torture allegations made by some of the 23, who were among hundreds freed in response to demands made by protesters.
Authorities urged to help bring to justice all those involved in the 1999 murder of hundreds of Kosovo Albanians, following the conviction of former police general Vlastimir Ðorðevic.
Government urged to protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of their religion, in the face of calls from radical groups to outlaw a religious minority community.