Inmate seeking payout over psychiatric detention told to take case to Hong Kong’s High Court

An inmate who accused prison staff of wrongly putting him in a psychiatric facility hit a wall with his legal bid on Thursday after the Hong Kong Small Claims Tribunal ruled it did not have jurisdiction to deal with his complaint.Kashif Nazir, who is serving a 13-year term at Stanley Prison, was admitted to Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre on September 6 last year for five days and spent the first two locked up in an isolation room, which he called the “torture chamber”.Nazir was convicted in 2015 of…