A jailed lawyer claims a lack of choice of mosquito repellents, highlighter pens and quality toothbrushes violates his human rights. Disgraced solicitor Choi Sze-fai filed a writ from Stanley prison where he is serving six years for embezzling $1.6 million from former clients. Choi, 34, claimed his rights were being trampled on because prison authorities denied him a choice of personal mosquito repellents or fluorescent highlighter pens. He also claimed the prison-issue toothbrushes were substandard and demanded a brand of his choice. The writ said: 'The action taken by the Commissioner of Correctional Services is in serious and blatant disregard for Choi's right to privacy and his right to dignity guaranteed under the Bill of Rights.' Choi filed the application for a judicial review of the prison policy after he was denied a personal television, a hi-fi and other items. He said the prison should 'encourage, rather than discourage', fluorescent-marker ownership since the pens had positive study uses. Choi said his prison term was to 'simply isolate a person from society, rather than to bar a person from receiving better dental care'. The writ said: 'It is a diseased penal policy that a prisoner has to wait for dental decay before he would be allowed to possess an up-to-standard toothbrush.' Lack of insect repellent choice violated the Bill of Rights as 'no human being, including prisoners, should be subjected to avoidable mosquito bites'. Choi was sentenced on April 6, 1994, after denying he cheated his employer, Leong Lam and Co, and its clients between 1990 and 1992.