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The Pillar mocks the UAE’s ranking in the global happiness index

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The Pillars mocked the UAE’s ranking in the United Nations’s global happiness index.

The annual Global Happiness Index ranks countries according to factors that include per capita GDP, the life expectancy of healthy years, freedom, and perceived corruption in government and companies.

The UAE ranked 25 in the index and first among Islamic countries.

The British site said that the UAE’s choice came despite being conservative and traditionally authoritarian in government and local authorities.

It pointed out that, according to Amnesty International, the UAE authorities subjected detainees to arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and enforced disappearance.

The authorities also restrict freedom of expression and imprison and detain critics of the government in harsh conditions.

The site warned that migrant workers, who make up most of the UAE population, are still associated with employers under the sponsorship system, which makes them vulnerable to abuse and exploitation at work.

An oppressive state

And recently, an international index issued by the international non-governmental organization Freedom House classified the UAE as a repressive and not free country.

The index exposed the reality of the Emirati regime’s tyranny, as it awarded the state only 17 points out of a hundred points in light of the lack of political rights and civil liberties.

The UAE did not score any index points in most rankings, most notably elections, political pluralism and freedom of expression.

Freedom House highlighted that about 90 per cent of the UAE population lack political rights and electoral opportunities.

The Foundation documented the lack of transparency in the UAE government’s work, criticizing the influence of senior members of the ruling families to protect themselves and their partners from public oversight.