Recaptured escapee Yip Kai-foon has been on hunger strike since he was denied the right to watch television and read newspapers. Yip, 35, began the protest at Stanley Prison last Thursday after he was disciplined for refusing to go to court last month. 'He refuses to eat the breakfast, lunch and dinner the prison provides, but has got biscuits bought by his brother,' a source said. Yip claims he was assaulted by prison officers and dragged to court on August 21. 'He grabbed firmly to the iron bar of the cell and refused to go to the court,' the source said. 'Minimum force had to be used to move him. 'He was therefore disciplined for his behaviour.' Yip is charged with shooting a police constable with intent on May 13, the day he was arrested. He also faces other charges, including a count of possessing two pistols, 34 rounds of ammunition and cartridges without a licence. Yip escaped from hospital in 1989 while serving an 18-year prison term.